Finally made it to Dakar

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Todd34, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. RaiderRed

    RaiderRed Adventurer

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    Larry, Ryan knows where I have a few rattle cans in orange and black. Time to cross the abyss buddy!
  2. Todd34

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    Here's one of Pete

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  3. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    And some video of someone trying to pick up a Gorilla before the camera arrived. :D

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  4. Todd34

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    This one kicked left on me and raised the pucker factor a bit. Still fun though.:D

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  5. Todd34

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    Lance, I know those Beemer's of yours can haul a lot of stuff but an 8 foot square of plywood is just taking it too damn far!:lol3
  6. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    More video

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    I think he meant 8" x 8"
  8. Braindmp

    Braindmp NOB!

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    Yea, about that... I was taking a nap under the bike, just enjoying the breeze. Thinking it would take an inmate a couple of minutes to flip a bitch and come back to lend a hand.

    Much to my surprise our "point man" (and only one with a camera) was the first (and only) bastard to arrive. First words out of my mouth were, "Fuck, I need to get out from under this pig and stand it up before there is photographic evidence."

    I went from a comfortable position under the bike to "almost up" in a matter of seconds, but it was too late. The Fucker was rolling film...

    Forgot the kickstand & the piece of plywood is an excellent fucking idea!

    :doh
  9. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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  10. Braindmp

    Braindmp NOB!

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    Break Time in the Bush.

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    We need to talk someone into making sandwiches for our little "biker gang" OR we should plan to stop at a restaurant. I happen to know a nice place about 30 minutes from this remote location.

    Regardless where we go there is always someone gawking over the GSA.

    :norton
  11. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    Yup, I can't remember if we were saying, "Man, someday I hope to own one of those" or "Damn, that fucking thing is so heavy." :lol3

    And not one comment about Ryan's porn star mustache yet? Although I have to give it to him because he's supporting Movember. I can't even grow a damn mustache!
  12. NavyCB

    NavyCB Adventurer

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    I think Todd had just mentioned how this looks just like the terrain that LIONS hang out in. Don't worry guys this Mustache will keep them away!!
  13. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    We went to the Festival du Sahel just outside of Lompoul last weekend. We didn't go on the bike since it was in the sand dunes. Most folks stopped in Lompoul and took these to the camp

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    But we decided to take this instead

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    We had to air down the tires and the clutch may have come out a little worse for wear but we didn't have any issues. I had a couple tow straps just in case. :wink:

    Tent city for the festival

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    Inside

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    "Open Air" bathrooms

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    Always room for one more right?

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  14. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    Pics are beautiful Todd! I want to go to Africa some day but never considered the West coast. Now, it looks like I need to start there.
  15. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    Thanks Mike. It's not "Safari Style" Africa but there is a lot to see and do. We are enjoying it.
  16. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    Pete is in the States and Larry is on the road working so Ryan and I took a ride this morning. We saw some hills by Thies the last time we rode and we decided to check them out today. We played around in an abandoned rock quarry on the way and found a few goat trails to the top of the hills.

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  17. RaiderRed

    RaiderRed Adventurer

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    Were these in the vicinity of the railroad tracks?
    Ryan looks like an extra from mad Max!

  18. Todd34

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    That first pic was by the quarry about half way to the railroad tracks. These were in the hills above the railroad tracks:

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    We ran the ridge line for a while and then dropped down into a canyon to try some hill climbing.
  19. Braindmp

    Braindmp NOB!

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    The more I think about it, a motorcycle winch does not sound like a bad idea at all; maybe Santa Claus will bring me one...
  20. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    You don't need a winch, you need to put that pig on a diet!:D